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The 4th Annual Inland Northwest Small Farms Conference, Farm-a-Palouse-A, is about food and farming for everyone! 

Date: November 1, 2014
Location: Spokane Community College
Hosted by: SCD, WSU Extension, and Spokane Community College Ag & Hort Club.
Cost: $50 individual, $80 per pair, $25 for students with student ID. 
Scholarship funding available for Veterans' Honorable Service, Financial Need and Personal Translators. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, contact erica-vannatta@sccd.org.  

Sponsors and Vendors:

Join us at Farm-a-Palouse-A! This event is dependent on our sponsors and booth vendors. Your support goes toward scholarships and advertising. The registrant fee goes toward food and facilities. We want to use your funding to get the word out about this highly educational conference for farmers and those interested in urban homesteading or rural life.

Please fill out this sponsor/vendor agreement. Take a look at this sample registration form to get an idea of what is being offered at our conference. The sooner you join us as a sponsor, the sooner we can start putting your logo on our conference materials!  If you have any questions, call 509-535-7274 or email erica-vannatta@sccd.org

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Small Acreage program helps property owners of less than 100 acres with technical assistance, education, and information for smaller tracts of land. 

"We often find that smaller tracts are not commercially viable in the normal sense of the word,” stated Pat Munts, Small Acreage Coordinator. “Small acreages are often ‘too small’ to attract larger commercial ag operators.  As a result, the landowner is left in a quandary of what to do with the 19 acres of noxious weeds sounding the one-acre of residential landscaping?  Keep in mind that our state law requires landowners to control noxious weeds, which can be an expensive endeavor if a commercial applicator has to be hired."

These are just some of the challenges facing landowners in Spokane County. Our goal of this new Small Acreage Program will be to provide educational and technical assistance to those landowners living on less than 100 acres that wish to better utilize the potential of the land to raise livestock, crops or both.

Resources:

10 Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides 

Spokane County Weed Board,  toxic plants.

Financial Incentives from USDA NRCS to complete projects on your farm

How to Test Hay for Nutrients

 

 

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